Research and technology brings innovation to chemical engineering. From growing new cartilage cells to help osteoarthritus, to improving drug delivery for cancer patients, chemical engineering offers new solutions to some of our greatest societal challenges.
Sidi Bencherif, assistant professor of chemical engineering, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop biomaterials that generate oxygen. These materials could help researchers understand how low oxygen environments affect the immune system and potentially be used to supply oxygen to help train immune cells to fight cancer.
Eno Ebong, assistant professor of chemical engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. She and her team are studying endothelial cells that line blood vessels to better understand how the blood flow environment and stiffness of the underlying tissue contribute to cardiovascular disease risk.
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Bradley Priem, BS, chemical engineering, had two co-ops that gave him the ability to delve into a particular industry. At Synlogic he was a bioanalytical chemist and bacterial engineer creating e-coli strains, and at bluebird bio he was an upstream process development engineer for gene production. He now knows he wants to go into the biotech industry and is interested in graduate school too.
ChE Professor and Chair Rebecca Willits selected as a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
ChE Assistant Professor Abigail Koppes won the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.
ChE Professor Thomas Webster, Art Zafiropoulo Chair, is part of a team of researchers who were just awarded a $9.4M grant from the European Commission. The grant, entitled ‘SUNSHINE’ stands for ‘Safe and sUstainable by desigN Strategies for HIgh performance multicomponent NanomatErials’. The main goal of SUNSHINE is to develop and implement strategies to make […]
Chemical Engineering Teaching Professor Lucas Landherr has been named the Co-Meeting Program Chair for the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for the national conference to be held in November 2021 in Boston.